Happy Friday! Today I have the instructions for a scrappy sawtooth star block. This one might just be my favorite, and it adds so much color to a quilt or sampler.
I used half-square triangles from the same fabrics for both of my blocks,
but because they have different center fabrics you don’t really notice
Here is what you’ll need: (the directions for the half-square triangles give you enough half-square triangles for both blocks. If you’re only making one block, save the extra half-square triangles for next month’s block).
- Four squares 2″ x 2″ of four different print fabrics
- Four squares 2″ x 2″ background fabric for corner squares
- Eight squares 3″ x 3″ background fabric for half-square triangles
- Eight squares 3″ x 3″ of eight different print fabrics for half-square triangles.
Make the Half-Square Triangles or Flying Geese
First, you’ll want to make the star points. The star points can be pieced together using (8) half-square triangles or four flying geese units.
First, make the half-square triangles using this method. Trim the half-square triangles to measure 2″ x 2″.
Make the Center Four Patch
Sew the four print squares together to make the center section. Arrange your half-square triangles around the center section so that you’re pleased with the colors and layout. Sew the half-square triangle blocks together in pairs as shown.
To make sure your four-patch in the middle is extra flat, use this technique to “flip” the seam.
I always press my half-square triangle blocks open…it helps them lay flat. And I’ve pressed the seams in between the half-square triangles open as well.
Seam Rows Together
Sew the background squares to the top and bottom half-square triangle sections and sew the half-square triangle sections to the left and right sides of the four-patch.
Sew the Block together
Finally Stitch all sections together and press the rows open or toward the center section.
Make a second block if you’re making the 12-block sampler!
Hope you’re enjoying making all of these blocks! Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful weekend!